33 men trapped half-a-mile below the earth’s surface!

This is going to be a long and heart-wrenching story. A drama that will be played out on a daily basis with a happy ending not at all guaranteed! Our own government might want to take a look at their own “mine safety” regulations during this episode of 33 men trapped in a hole half-a-mile below the earth’s surface

Amplify’d from news.yahoo.com

New video gives tour of trapped miners’ refuge

COPIAPO, Chile – The first video released of the 33 men trapped deep in a Chilean copper mine shows the men stripped to the waist and appearing slim but healthy, arm-in-arm, singing the national anthem and yelling “long live Chile, and long live the miners!”

The grainy, night-vision images show some men standing, others lying down and apparently just waking up. One man proudly displays the way they have organized the living room-sized shelter where they took refuge after a landslide trapped them Aug. 5. They also showed off areas outside the shelter where they can walk around.

“We have everything organized,” he says.

“Greetings to my family! Get us out of here soon, please!” says one unidentified man.

What the men may not know is that the mining company that hired them is doing nothing to join them in a rescue. The San Esteban company says it can’t afford to pay their wages and may go bankrupt.

Read more at news.yahoo.com

 

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